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For over twenty years, hundreds of students at P.S.19, one of the most overcrowded schools in New York City, have had to learn in temporary trailers with malfunctioning heating systems in the winter and hour-long bathroom lines.

Now, after years of work by Make the Road New York and our allies, the Department of Education and the School Construction Authority announced a plan to remove the trailers and build a permanent addition. Read more...

Suffolk County Long Islanders Kick Out ICE

Long Island members like Inocencia Muñoz have stood up for immigrant rights and denounced Secure Communities.

In response to our years of organizing, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department announced it would no longer cooperate indiscriminately with ICE's unjust, dragnet deportation enforcement.

Suffolk's new policy will keep more families together, improve community-police relations, and make our communities safer. Read more...

New, Improved Human Rights Law for Suffolk

Member Frank Sprouse-Guzmán praises the expansion of the Human Rights Law with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

MRNY's Suffolk members have won new protections strengthening the county's Human Rights Law for all residents.

With these new protections, our communities will have the power to stand up to employers, landlords, and creditors who violate our rights. Read more...

CIVIL RIGHTS & IMMIGRANT POWER

To find out whether administrative relief may apply to you or your family please visit our site: www.respectanddignity.org/immigration

Click here to read more about this enormous victory and our work still to come.

WORKPLACE JUSTICE
Members like Augusto partnered with the City Department of Consumer Affairs to get the word out about these historic new worker protections.

Starting July 30, 2014, workers in NYC can now take paid sick days under the recent expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that MRNY members helped to win.

Building upon the original law, now workers at businesses with 5 employees or more can earn up to 5 paid days off per year to care for themselves or a sick family member. No worker in NYC can be fired for taking a sick day. Read more...

LGBTQ

9th Annual Bushwick Pride March

First it was Pride Week, then it was Pride Month -- Now we're highlighting the work of our LGBTQ leaders all summer long!

Click through to read more about our work to end workplace discrimination, stop police harassment and use of condoms-as-evidence, create equal access to healthcare, stop LGBTQ deportations, and make our schools safe for everyone. Read more...


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